Shirley Anne Humphries (Sligar) born March 24, 1935, in Rockett, Texas, passed away January 8, 2019.
Shirley was preceded in death by her father, Raymond C. Humphries, mother, Edna Earle Reddell Humphries and the father of her children, Arthur J. Hullett Jr. Grandparents Columbus (Bun) Humphries and Isabelle Jolly Humphries who were early settlers, farm and landowners in the Rockett area. Also grandparents Clyde and Bertha Taylor Reddell.
Shirley & A.J. were high school sweethearts and married August 14, 1953, after graduation from Ferris High School. A.J. was drafted into the Army soon after their marriage and they lived in Waxahachie for a short time after his discharge. Their son. Michael Arthur Hullett was born on February 21, 1956, and daughter, Susan Gayle Hullett Moffitt was born December 23, 1960. A.J passed away January 30, 1991, and Shirley married Bill G. Sligar June 30, 1995.
Shirley is survived by her husband of 23 years, her children Michael and Susan, 4 grandchildren, Jennifer Archer and husband Seth; Justin Moffitt; Amy Madolora and husband Aaron, and Michael James Hullett; 5 great-grandchildren, Amerson James (A.J.) Keaton Hullett, Avander Madolora; twins Mary Jo and Myra Paige Archer as well as 3 stepsons; Mark, Scott and Todd Sligar and their families. She is also survived by her sister Betty Moyers Bulkley and husband Harold, and one nephew Mark Moyers and by many cherished cousins and friends too numerous to name.
Shirley Accepted the Lord when she was 11 years old in the Rockett Christian Church of which she was still a member after attending several other churches when living in other areas. She worked at several banks in the area, her first banking job was with Citizens Bank when it was on the square.
Shirley never met a stranger and if you were her friend you will always be her friend, she still communicated with some high school friends as well as neighbors and friends she had many years ago. She has a framed needlepoint picture she made that states “All the wealth in the world cannot buy a friend or pay for the loss of one.”
Two of her favorite Bible verses are Jeremiah 29: 11-13 and First Corinthians Chapter 13: 4-13.
Shirley fought COPD for many years with all her strength while repeating to herself everyday “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!”
“Please express my thankfulness and love to Bill for always providing encouragement and help when I needed it most, as well as to my wonderful family. My family and friends were the most important things in my life. I am thankful every day for my many blessings.”
A service Celebrating Shirley’s Life will be held Saturday, January 12, 2019, at 2 o’clock in the afternoon in the Pat Boze Memorial Chapel of Wayne Boze Funeral Home with Charles Roundtree officiating. Burial will follow at the Bells Chapel Cemetery in Rockett. Friends and family are encouraged to gather for a time of visitation Friday, January 11, 2018, from 6 to 8 in the evening at the Funeral Home.
Arrangements under the direction of Wayne Boze Funeral Home